• Organisation

Family Group Homes run by St John's Homes for Boys and Girls, Victoria

Details

From the mid 1950s St John’s Homes for Boys and Girls, and later Anglicare Victoria, ran a number of family group homes across Melbourne. In around 1955, St John’s opened its first four family group homes, or cottage homes, on the main St John’s site in Canterbury. Initially St John’s housed only boys, however the move away from the institutionalised system to family group homes allowed girls to also be accommodated, leading to the Home changing its name in 1958 to St John’s Homes for Boys and Girls. Over the following decades St John’s Homes opened many family group homes, hostels, and residential units across Melbourne’s outer suburbs. The exact opening and closing dates of many of these homes are not yet known.

  • From

    1950s

  • To

    2000s

Locations

  • 1958? - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran a family group home at 30 Coonans Road, Pascoe Vale South, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1958? - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran a family group home at 7 West Street, Surrey Hills, Victoria (Building Demolished)

  • 1958? - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran a family group home at 5 Hood Street, Mont Albert, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1958? - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Appleby, a girls' hostel, at 5 Hood Street, Mont Albert, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1958? - 1990

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Byron Cottage, a family group, home at 22 Byron Road, Moonee Ponds, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1958? - 1990

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Donhaven Cottage, a family group home and temporary emergency care unit, at 4 Donhaven Court, Templestowe, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1958? - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran East Burwood Cottage, a family group home, at 33 Inga Street, Burwood East, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1958? - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Hindson House, a family group home, at 3440 Nepean Highway, Sorrento, Victoria (Building Unknown)

  • 1958? - 1991

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Humber Cottage, a family group home, at 11 Humber Road, Croydon, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1958? - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Ivanhoe Cottage, a family group home, at 18B Thoresby Grove, Ivanhoe, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1958? - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Junction Cottage, a family group home, at 15 Telopea Place, Burwood East, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1958? - 2000s

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran an adolescent residential unit at 80 Relowe Crescent, Box Hill North, Victoria (Building Demolished)

  • 1966 - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Field House, a family group home at 20 May Stret, Doncaster, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1966? - 2000s

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran a family group home at 12 Alern Court, Nunawading, Victoria (Building Unknown)

  • 1966? - 2000s

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran a family group home at 57 Chippewa Avenue, Mitcham, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1979 - 2000s

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Elizabeth Cottage, a family group home, at 31 A Elizabeth Street, Coburg, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1979 - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Pascoe Vale Cottage, a family group home, at 20 Longview Street, Pascoe Vale, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1981 - 1991

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Coburg Cottage, a family group home, at 15 Muchell Grove, Coburg, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1983 - c. 1987

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran "Cannum', Departmental Family Group Home No.27, for several years before returning control to the department. It was located at 55 Faulkner Street Forest Hill, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1984 - 2000s

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Gladstone Park Cottage, a family group home, at 106 Clarke Drive, Gladstone Park, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1984 - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Parlington Cottage, a family group home, at 8 Parlington Street, Canterbury, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1984 - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran a family group home at 53a Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell, Victoria (Building Unknown)

  • 1985 - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran a family group home at 127 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1985 - 1994

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Surrey Hills Cottage, a family group home, at 721 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1987 - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Glenroy Cottage, a family group home, at 57 Fran Street, Glenroy, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1987 - 2000s

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran a family group home at 8 Boxleigh Grove, Box Hill North, Victoria (Building Demolished)

  • c. 1987 - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran a family group home at 24 Tonkin Avenue, Balwyn North, Victoria (Building Demolished)

  • c. 1987 - 2000s

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran a family group home, and later a semi-independent adolescent accommodation unit, at 12 Albion Street, Surrey Hills, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • c. 1987 - 2000s

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran a family group home at 8 Hedley Street, Fawkner, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • c. 1989 - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Junction Road Cottage, a family group home, at 142 Junction Road, Nunawading, Victoria (Building Demolished)

  • c. 1989 - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Boomerang, also known as Rosanna Cottage, a family group home, at 1 Robert Court, Rosanna, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1990 - 2000s

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Byron Cottage, a family group home, at 2 Birchwood Street, Fawkner, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1990 - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Donhaven Cottage, a family group home and temporary emergency care unit, at 115 Brunswick Road, Mitcham, Victoria (Building Still standing)

  • 1990s - 2000s

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran "Gardenia", also known as "Calleen", or Department Family Group Home No.16, at 65 Tyler Street, East Preston, Victoria (Building Demolished)

  • 1991 - 1997?

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran Humber Cottage, a family group home, at 21 Mullens Road, Vermont South, Victoria (Building Demolished)

  • 1992 - 1994

    St John's Home for Boys and Girls ran a family group home at 62 De Chene Parade, Coburg, Victoria (Building Still standing)

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